Effective 07/01/2022, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) waiver approval allows the entire State to continue to be exempt from the SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited Benefits policy in this section through 10/31/2023 based on Illinois' high unemployment rate. For more information about the State's operation under COVID-19 see WAG 25-06-07-p.
The SNAP Work Requirement Time-Limited benefits policy below is NOT in effect for any county in the State through 10/31/2023.
Community Workfare includes unpaid work a person performs at a not for profit organization, such as a school, church, or a government agency that has an agreement with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).
The individual chooses their own placement with an approved organization/agency, with input from the worker. Community Workfare provides a person with employment skills and references that can help them get a job.